March 5 - 9, 2017
McCormick Place
Chicago, IL, USA

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Skill-Building Courses

The 2017 Short Courses, offered at beginner and intermediate levels, range from one-half day up to two-days. With more than 100 from which to choose, there are a wide variety of classes covering relevant analytical topics in food science, water/wastewater, environmental, life science, pharmaceutical. Courses for broad-based application and general lab functions include lab management, quality control, technical writing, statistics, data management, and lab safety.

Many attendees have stated that participation in Short Courses is the primary factor that justifies their attendance at Pittcon year after year.

Highlights of the 2017 Short Course Program

  • 40+ new Short Courses added to this year’s program
  • Take 3 or more Short Courses and your Pittcon registration is free
  • Short Courses are ½-day to 2-day sessions

Benefits of taking Short Courses

  • Affordable costs compared to other venues
  • Learn techniques and solutions to improve job productivity
  • Gain valuable practical technical knowledge to enhance your skills
  • Receive a signed certificate for each course attended

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Dates & Times
Short Courses will be held:
March 4 – 9, 2017

Full Day Session:
8:30am – 5:00pm

Morning Session:
8:30am – 12:00pm

Afternoon Session:
1:00pm – 5:00pm

Short Course Fees

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    • After 2-18-2017

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    • After 2-18-2017

Special Discounts
    Free Registration
    Take three (3) PAID (does not include free) Short Courses and receive free conference registration.

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    Full time students will receive a 50% reduction in Short Course registration fees with a valid student ID card presented on-site.

    Group Discounts
    Group registrations must be completed during one online session in order to receive the FREE registration. If you have any questions or need assistance with group registrations, please email

Cancellation / Refund Policy
  • If you decide to cancel your Conference registration, the amount paid less a $25 cancellation fee will be refunded. In addition, Short Course cancellations made by February 18, 2017, will be issued a full refund less a $25 processing fee for each course cancelled.
  • Short Course cancellations made between February 18 and March 4, 2017, will incur a $100 administrative charge per course, only if the short course notes were NOT DOWNLOADED.
  • If short course notes ARE DOWNLOADED between February 18 and March 4, course changes or refunds WILL NOT BE PROCESSED.
  • Conference registration and Short Course cancellations will not be refunded after March 4, 2017. All cancellations are subject to separate fees.

Pittcon 2017 Dates & Times
Exposition: March 6 – 9, 2017
Technical Program: March 5 – 9, 2017
Short Courses: 4 – 9, 2017

Expo Hours:

Monday: 9am – 5pm
Tuesday: 9am – 5pm
Wednesday: 9am – 5pm
Thursday: 9am – 3pm

Pittcon 2017 Location
McCormick Place – West Building
2301 South Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60616

McCormick Place Website

Future Dates
2018 Orlando, FL
Feb 25 – Mar 1
2019 Philadelphia, PA
March 17-21
2020 Chicago, IL
March 1-5
2021 New Orleans, LA
March 8 – 11
2022 Atlanta, GA
March 7 – 10
2023 Philadelphia, PA
March 19 – 23



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